JUST $10 HELPS SAVE HEROES
The only crowdfunded NASCAR team sponsored by veteran and military spouse-owned small businesses racing to combat the epidemic of veteran suicide.
*NOTICE: our crowdfunder is paused due to COVID-19
NASCAR driver Colin Garrett promoted Racing For Heroes‘ fight against the epidemic of Veteran suicide pro bono throughout the entire 2019 racing season. Now Colin has partnered with The Rosie Network and Veteran Business Project to expand the mission in 2020. Our dream is to run a car that’s 100% dedicated to the military community.
The 10 For Heroes campaign gives your vet- or milspouse-owned business the opportunity to join the team as a Veteran Business Advocate! With a minimum $10 donation you can participate in this unprecedented national NASCAR marketing campaign to raise awareness of veteran and military family suicide and help save even more lives.
Every veteran/milspouse-owned business who backs the crowdfunding campaign with at least $10 will be promoted on our website. Verified vet/milspouse-owned businesses will also get a Veteran Business Advocate badge for use on your website and social media.
With your support, we can make a difference in the lives of Veterans and military families.
Two ways to contribute below:
- Use the Venmo code, or
- Use the “Back Campaign” button – select an amount or enter any amount you wish to contribute.
Your Venmo backing paid to @Garrett-RacingLLC will go to HGR’s crowdfunding campaign. See the full crowdfunding campaign on this page. Thanks!
*NOTICE: our crowdfunder is paused due to COVID-19
NOTICE: our crowdfunder is paused due to COVID-19
FIRST DAYTONA, NOW TO OTHER TRACKS!
Thanks to our generous backers, we were able to raise enough to go to Daytona for the NASCAR Racing Experience 300, the Xfinity Series’ premier race that’s the day before the Daytona 500, AND set aside enough to pay for stem cell treatment for a Veteran.
Now this Green Flag crowdfunding phase is to cover 3 more NASCAR Xfinity Series races AND provide more funding to Racing For Heroes and The Rosie Network!
NASCAR driver Colin Garrett’s is racing to combat the epidemic of Veteran suicide. The national stage it provides helps spread the word about the free services offered by Racing For Heroes: physical and mental health, job placement, and motorsports therapy.
Colin is crowdfunding to replace traditional corporate sponsors’ money so he can promote Racing For Heroes and The Rosie Network instead, on his car and in all marketing materials. We can help make sure that everyone suffering knows about the free services available to them. (and backers of $100 or more to this phase get a personalized video shoutout from Colin – check it out!)
That’s not all, though. Colin’s crowdfunding campaign will also provide a source of funding for Racing For Heroes and The Rosie Network!
Colin and his family give a portion of all contributions to Racing For Heroes to help pay for life-saving treatments and to The Rosie Network for military family-owned business scholarships.
Meeting our goal will let Colin run a car fully dedicated to promoting the free services that The Rosie Network and Racing For Heroes provide, the causes important to the military community, and the businesses owned by them.
He doesn’t need huge corporate backers like all the other teams…
If everyone would just contribute $10 and then share and ask their friends to do the same, we would have more than he needs to race. And the military community will have our very own team!
Every backer of $100 or more will get a shoutout video from Colin. You can even use it to send Happy Birthday, congratulations, or another message to someone. It just can’t be to promote a business and we reserve the right to decline a request if we feel it’s inappropriate.
Colin is also promoting military family businesses:
- All Veteran and military spouse-owned businesses who give at least $10 will be promoted on his crowdfunding website.
- Businesses that get verified for free through The Rosie Network will also get a Veteran Business Advocate badge to use on their own website and social media marketing.
Racing is expensive. Just the tires for one race cost almost $20,000. But if a guy can raise $55,492 to make potato salad, surely WE can do THIS to help save lives!
The sooner we reach goal the sooner we can:
- help pay for more life-saving Veteran health treatments and entrepreneurial training & mentoring for Veterans and military spouses, and
- race throughout the country to promote the National Awareness Campaign to help combat the epidemic of Veteran suicide.
Racing For Heroes exists solely to combat suicide, and every person we reach is a potential life saved.
For Colin, this issue is personal: both of his brothers are Active Duty Army and one is currently deployed in Korea. And the strategist behind this national awareness campaign is a military spouse whose husband retired with 26 years of service, 3 in the Vietnam War.
During 2019 Colin promoted Racing For Heroes‘ free services to combat Veteran suicide pro bono on all of his NASCAR rides, a value of about $750,000.
Now Colin has added The Rosie Network to the cause, to promote their free entrepreneurial services to the military community.
Let’s build on Colin’s family’s generosity and accept this challenge to have our very own military community NASCAR team!
We’ve been told it’s a crazy idea and will never happen.
But Colin and team owner Sam Hunt have been told they can’t make it ever since they started racing together 2 years ago. They’ve proven everyone wrong until now, and plan to keep proving them wrong.
We don’t need deep pockets. Our network of patriots and US military families can make this happen! Move over, nonbelievers.
Thank you for supporting Our American Dream Team and helping save the lives of those who have already given so much!
Next up Homestead!
Colin will be racing our car and a Truck at Homestead-Miami Speedway March 20-21. We have a new veteran-owned business partner joining us on the car for those races and we'll reveal who it is next week!
Did you know FS1 did a 73-second feature on us during the Daytona practice day? We greatly appreciate FS1 featuring us. And what a cool thing for a small veteran-owned business, The Jewelry Republic, to get 45 seconds screen time. A video that a fan took of their TV screen is at https://www.facebook.com/huntgarrettracing/videos/505907693676116/
NASCAR races postponed
Due to COVID-19, all NASCAR races are postponed until further notice.
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